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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying history and modern languages, high overall academic performance.

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  1. Hertford College 83

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 14th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.5% for 2006–8. 67
  2. Magdalen College 81

    1. Third best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.56% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Second most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
  3. St John's College 72

    1. Fourth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 73.46% for 2006–8. 87
    2. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57

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  1. Merton College 71

    1. The best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 76.64% for 2006–8. 100
    2. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  2. Jesus College 70

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 12th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.81% for 2006–8. 68
  3. Balliol College 67

    1. Second best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 74.68% for 2006–8. 92
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  4. New College 64

    1. Sixth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.77% for 2006–8. 84
    2. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  5. Wadham College 63

    1. 10th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.12% for 2006–8. 69
    2. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
  6. Keble College 52

    1. 21st best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.85% for 2006–8. 60
    2. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  7. Trinity College 51

    1. Eighth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.92% for 2006–8. 73
    2. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  8. The Queen's College 50

    1. Ninth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 69.57% for 2006–8. 71
    2. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  9. Oriel College 47

    1. 28th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 64.55% for 2006–8. 51
    2. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  10. Worcester College 46

    1. 16th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.85% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  11. Lincoln College 45

    1. Seventh best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 70.63% for 2006–8. 76
    2. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  12. Brasenose College 45

    1. 19th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.05% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  13. Somerville College 44

    1. 22nd best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.64% for 2006–8. 59
    2. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  14. St Catherine's College 43

    1. 24th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 66.12% for 2006–8. 57
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  15. Christ Church 43

    1. Fifth best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 72.95% for 2006–8. 85
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  16. St Hilda's College 42

    1. 26th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.5% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  17. University College 41

    1. 11th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.89% for 2006–8. 69
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  18. St Anne's College 40

    1. 15th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 68.03% for 2006–8. 65
    2. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  19. St Edmund Hall 39

    1. 17th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.83% for 2006–8. 64
    2. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  20. Pembroke College 38

    1. 18th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.17% for 2006–8. 62
    2. 20th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  21. St Hugh's College 38

    1. 20th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 67.03% for 2006–8. 61
    2. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  22. St Peter's College 35

    1. 25th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.66% for 2006–8. 55
    2. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  23. Lady Margaret Hall 27

    1. 27th best overall academic performance, with Norrington score 65.32% for 2006–8. 54
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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